It is official – The long-awaited BlackBerry Z10 will arrive in the U.S next week. AT&T has announced that it will offer Blackberry Z10 beginning Friday, March 22 and customers will be able to pre-order the device online starting from tomorrow, March 12.
The device is already available in some countries including its home country Canada and Germany since last month but is still away from the largest and most lucrative U.S. market. Blackberry Z10 will go on sale for a suggested retail price of $199.99 with a 2-year contract, and it would still be a competition for Blackberry as from the past couple of years, the company has been struggling and losing market share in smartphone industry thanks to Apple iPhone and Google’s Android based devices.
The new smartphone runs new Blackberry 10 OS and has a 4.2-inch screen with a density of 356 pixels per inch resolving 1280 x 768 pixels and comes with a dual-core Qualcomm processor at 1.5 GHz, 2GB of main memory, 16GB of internal memory (can be expanded up to 32GB via MicroSD card) and housing 1800 mAh battery in 9mm case. It also features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC in connectivity.
Furthermore, two other wireless carriers, Verizon and T-Mobile would also be selling the BlackBerry Z10 sometime in March, though the release date is still not announced. Additionally, Sprint has decided to come up with QWERTY keyboard-based BlackBerry Q10 later in 2013.
While many online stores have started offering contract-free BlackBerry Z10. At Amazon, the device currently is on sale for $649.99 in black color and in white color for $669.99.
Ultimately the wait is over for those who desire a non-Apple smartphone because it has a lot of new features to offer and most importantly the new and proprietary Blackberry 10 operating system.